LaundryCares, Dexter Laundry Exchange Awards

LaundryCares Foundation Executive Vice President Dan Naumann recently visited Dexter Laundry’s headquarters in Fairfield, Iowa, to present the manufacturer with an award recognizing the company as a signature sponsor of the charitable foundation and its mission....

Wash with Wally: ‘What Should I Name My Store?’

I’m building a brand new modern laundromat in my town. It’s almost completed, but I’m still at a loss as to what I should name my new business. We’re nearly ready to install the store’s signage, yet I’m still really stuck on a name. Can you give me any ideas? I would...

Master Your Message

Proven Principles to Help You Craft More Impactful Advertising Advertising has one purpose and one purpose only – to affect someone’s behavior. You want consumers to try something different. More specifically, you want them to switch from their current laundromat to...

Traditional vs. Digital

What Marketing Methods are Right for Your Laundromat in 2020 and Beyond? Digital marketing is the future, right? As someone on the frontlines of digital marketing for the laundry industry, I certainly believe that to be true – but that doesn’t mean you should change...
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‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

When Competition Moves In…

When Competition Moves In…

How to Respond When a New Laundry Business Enters Your Market Bill Gates has carved into his desk a quote by Andy Grove, one of the founders of Intel. It states: “Success breeds complacency… complacency breeds failure.” This may sound strange or surprising, but there...

The Local Laundry Hub

The Local Laundry Hub

For Many of Today’s Vended Laundry Owners, It’s No Longer a ‘Cash-at-All-Cost’ Business An exciting movement is taking hold within the vended laundry industry. More and more laundries are serving as community hubs, where giving back is as important as receiving....

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Maintaining the Ideal: The Keys to Optimum Dryer Care

An Interview with Whirlpool Customer Relations Manager Joe Carrita Joe Carrita has spent more than 23 years in the commercial laundry industry, with a special focus on the on-premises laundry market and customer service. He recently discussed the latest in dryer care...

2019: The Year in Review

Laundromat Industry Experts Review the Past 12 Months – And Share Thoughts on What May Lie Ahead It’s impossible to recap the past year in the laundromat business without acknowledging the clear-cut success of the Clean Show, which attracted more than 11,000 attendees...

HappyNest Launches New Florida Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded its operations into Florida’s Palm Beach and northern Broward Counties. “LaundryMe! offers outstanding service at competitive prices, which complements our model perfectly,” explained HappyNest founder John...

Three Texas Distributors Join Forces

Three laundry distributors serving the north, central and south Texas markets recently combined their resources and expertise. AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment and Skyline Equipment have teamed up to better meet the needs of laundry owners and other...

‘AMP’ Up Your Business Marketing!

An Interview with American Marketing & Publishing Co-Founder Joline Staeheli Joline Staeheli is a co-founder of American Marketing & Publishing and has spent two decades in a range of operations, technology and marketing roles. Today, Joline leads AMP’s client...

HappyNest Expands into Two New Markets

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has added a new partner in the Wilmington, Del., market. “We have been fortunate to partner with very strong laundry operators in the mid-Atlantic region, and Leo Shao will add to that list,” said HappyNest founder John...

Florida Distributor Sponsors Top Youth Soccer Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, a distributor based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently sponsored Panthers FC, a local youth soccer team that finished in third place in the prestigious 3V3Live Soccer Tour’s South Florida Spookout Tournament. The event boasted more than 80...

When Competition Moves In…

How to Respond When a New Laundry Business Enters Your Market Bill Gates has carved into his desk a quote by Andy Grove, one of the founders of Intel. It states: “Success breeds complacency… complacency breeds failure.” This may sound strange or surprising, but there...

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HappyNest Launches New Florida Location

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has expanded its operations into Florida’s Palm Beach and northern Broward Counties. “LaundryMe! offers outstanding service at competitive prices, which complements our model perfectly,” explained HappyNest founder John...

Three Texas Distributors Join Forces

Three laundry distributors serving the north, central and south Texas markets recently combined their resources and expertise. AAdvantage Laundry Systems, Scott Equipment and Skyline Equipment have teamed up to better meet the needs of laundry owners and other...

HappyNest Expands into Two New Markets

Laundry pickup-and-delivery service HappyNest has added a new partner in the Wilmington, Del., market. “We have been fortunate to partner with very strong laundry operators in the mid-Atlantic region, and Leo Shao will add to that list,” said HappyNest founder John...

Florida Distributor Sponsors Top Youth Soccer Team

Laundry Owners Warehouse, a distributor based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., recently sponsored Panthers FC, a local youth soccer team that finished in third place in the prestigious 3V3Live Soccer Tour’s South Florida Spookout Tournament. The event boasted more than 80...

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W-D-F 2.0

W-D-F 2.0

What Does the Future Hold for the Wash-Dry-Fold Business? As I’ve been saying in this column for several years, the wash-dry-fold business continues to grow, morph and evolve into something new seemingly each time we look in a different direction. The future of...

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The Business Mind

Broadcasting Your Business

Broadcasting Your Business

How to Use Radio and Television to Promote Your Vended Laundry I’ve always been extremely interested in radio and television. As a child, I used to collect mail order catalogs for two-way radios and look through them constantly. I’d also listen to my transistor radio...

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Staying Connected

The Best Way to Keep Up with Today’s Fast-Paced Online World The internet is different today than it was yesterday. And it will change again tomorrow. Just go check out your Facebook feed – or inbox! You’ve likely got a completely different look, and that’s just on...

Marketing Your Multi-Store Operation

To Grow Your Vended Laundry Business, Focus on Four Key Factors Here’s a fact that shouldn’t surprise you by now: More than half of all purchases are influenced by a digital presence. You, your neighbors and the strangers across town are all Googling (and maybe...

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Big in Japan

I’m very fortunate that my career with the Coin Laundry Association has enabled me to travel internationally to the trade shows that serve our industry worldwide. Each of these opportunities yield great returns, as I learn more about the business and build...

Open for Business

For the grand opening of its Canadian flagship location, Lululemon – the popular yoga-inspired athletic apparel company – offered free merchandise to the first 30 people to run naked through its new retail outlet. As you can imagine, the media was all over this...

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